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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Dec 17, 2006 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Hey- It could have been two posts but I am economizing!



Too hard to pick between Dead shows-

Dixie Dregs- 1981 Spring

The Residents- Washington DC 1999 wormwood tour

Gong- Bottom Line 2000 I think- last time they toured, anyway, with legendary drummer Pip Pyle- who recently passed away- sad to hear that recently)

Camper Van Beethoven - Knitting Factory 2002 when they did their first reunion after ten years

Cleveland Symphony Orchestra performing Rite of Spring- Rutgers Gym 1982

Phish 12/31/95

Art Ensemble of Chicago- 1987 Knitting Factory

Yes- 35th anniversary tour- for the Jon Anderson crying during the end of And you and I- single most poignant moment I ever experienced at a live show

Butthole Surfers- CBGB 1982- with both drummers and dancers (they would soon scale down their band and ditch the nude female singers)

Peter Gabriel- Livingston Gym 1982 New Brunswick NJ

Had to do a bunch of shaving off here- I have 20 top 10 shows- but that is what makes this difficult and fun

Albums:

Seconds Out- Genesis
Yessongs- Yes
Deep Purple- Made in Japan
At the Fillmore- Allman Brothers
Live Cream, Volume 1
Absolutely Live- The Doors
Exit Stage Left- Rush
Rust Never Sleeps- Neil
Live at the Fillmore- Jimi Hendrix
Ummagumma- Pink FLoyd



New Addition to post- 12/16-

I have to include the 1987 Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corp and the 1986 Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps in these live performances-

this is an esoteric activity, Drum and Bugle corp- but if any regulars or lurkers ever participated, shout it out- that is how I got my musical ear- playing with a brass ensemble for 12 years, topping out at 5th in the world ranking as an ensemble in 1979"




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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Dec 16, 2006 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

LP's

Commander Cody - We Got A Live one Here
Allman Bros. - Live At The Fillmore
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus
The Who - Live At Leeds
Joe Walsh - You Can't Argue With a Sick Mind
Rolling Stones - Get Your Ya Yas Out
Bob Dylan - Hard Rain
Hendrix/Otis Redding - Live at Monterey
Commander Cody - We've Got A Live One Here
Steve Winwood/Dave Mason - Live At The Canteen

Ten Shows

Tom Petty - Tampa 86 - Triumphant Return Home
Dr. John & NRPS - Capital Theater NJ 1972
Dave Mason - Roosevelt Stadium 1973
The Outlaws - SUNY Brockport 1975 Free Concert
The Byrds - 1971 Charleston WV - Clarence White!
Marshall Tucker - Skynyrd - 74 Aud Theatre Rochester NY
Van Morrison - Halloween 74 - War Memorial Rochester
The Kinks - SUNY Brockport - 1975
Jefferson Airplane - Cornell 73 - Gracie Flashed!
Emmy Lou Harris - Southern Harmony Tour - Carowinds SC 2005


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Poster: willowgordon Date: Dec 16, 2006 8:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

CLARENCE F'ING WHITE!! Earl, you are a lucky man.

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Poster: Mysterious Inventors Date: Dec 16, 2006 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: live albums of all time-Built to Spill

A great live record:

Built to Spill - Live

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 16, 2006 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

FYI, two recently released and very good live albums;

Neil Young Live at the Fillmore East 1970 (1st archive release)

Aretha Franklin Live at the Fillmore West 1971

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 16, 2006 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Albums in no particular order:

David Crosby – If I CouldOnly Remember My Name
Bob Marley - Kaya
Live at the Roxy
Mothers of Invention – We’re Only In It For The Money
Waterboys – Fishermans Blues
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
Electric Flag – A Long Time Coming
Jethro Tull – This Was
Zero 7 – When It Falls
The Steve Kimock Band mix I recently received ;)

The White Album
Are You Experienced
Surrealistic Pillow
Ummagumma
15-20 others could easily be substituted…

Not even going to try live shows, memory is too foggy on venues and especially dates…

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 16, 2006 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Dooohhh! Live albums??? My dumb!!!

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 15, 2006 10:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Paul McCartney 04/2002 United Center wow...
Micheal Hedges 1997 Mesa Community Theatre
Phish 08/1997 Alpine
Red Hot Chili Peppers 08/2000
Primus 02/1992
Elvis Costello 1987
Leo Kottke 1997, 1999
Metallica 1992

albums

Beatles 'Abbey Road', 'White'
Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Blood Sugar Sex Magic'
Jimi Hendrix 'Axis Bold As Love', 'Hendrix does the Blues'
Led Zeppelin 'House of the Holy', 'Physical Graffiti', '3','Runes'
Miles Davis 'Sketches of Spain'
Bob Dylan 'Blood on the Tracks', 'Nashvile Skyline'
Rolling Stones 'Sticky Fingers'



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Poster: CCCC Date: Apr 15, 2007 5:52am
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Poster: TheGreat_and_Knowledgable Date: Dec 16, 2006 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

one live album whihc hasnt cam eis is phish's - hampton comes alive

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Poster: PrAz Date: Dec 16, 2006 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

MC5 - Kick Out the Jams!
The Who - Live at Leeds
Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention
and Captain Beefheart - Bongo Fury
Pink Floyd - Ummagumma

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Dec 21, 2006 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Hawkwind! Great band, need to hear more of 'em.

Hot Tuna - Double Dose... that's one of the few live shows I attended that was recorded for a live album.

It was free to get in to the taping of DD for anyone with a stub from the previous night at the Temple Beautiful.

It's been a long time since I've had that double album. I remember thinking at the time that Hot Tuna were a notch better the 1st night.

Is it the solo in "Wish You Would" on DD that hits the stratosphere?


I was at the Golden Gate Park taping of "Sons of 1984" - Todd Rundgren had us singing the chorus, and that was mixed with the live NY audience singing it in Central Park.


Don't know if they've released the early show of Jimi at the Berkeley Community Theatre (1970) - I barely made that show... car broke down on the Bay Bridge off ramp.

"A Night at the Fillmore" (July 7, 1986) - taped for HBO (released on dvd yet?)

was okay, but the highlight believe it or not (for me) was waiting in line, as Bill Graham walked around talking to people (but I was left on the cutting room floor, probably because some guy jumped in as I was reminiscing with Bill with his "hey man, remember me? I'm gonna reopen the Avalon!" chalkboard scrapings...

That's pretty much it. I'd love to include some of the gigs I helped Jesse Block videotape (JB directed Hot Tuna Live at Sweetwater, John Cipollina Electric Guitar Slinger)
such as the March 1987 Fillmore artists' rights benefit with Cipollina playing in 3 bands that night and the 1989 Flamin' Groovies reunion (well, Roy and Cyril backed by Alec Palao and the Sneetches), the Chocolate Watchband 2001 reunion...
which sit in limbo, waiting on the shelf... along with the GG Park Jefferson Airplane reunion, Garcia interview footage... a huge archive of pro-qual vid (no thanks to me, a born hamateur)

Other favorite live albums:

Pentangle - Sweet Child

Kinks - Everybody's In Show Biz (recently expanded) (also, Live at Kelvin Hall)

Got Live If You Want It by the Rolling Stones (even better perhaps - are the UK EPs with live '60s Stones tracks like "Movin' On"

The Other Half (great though artificially live)

The Seeds - Raw and Alive (")

The Monkees - Live in 1967 (they really could play - kinda)

Beatles - Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Plastic Ono Band - Peace Live in Toronto (side one anyway!)

13th Floor Elevators - Live 1966 Avalon Ballroom (also live in Texas, 1966)

The Byrds - Live at Fillmore East 1969 (with Clarence White)

What I collect besides audio rarities are loads of '60s (and choice '70s, etc).

TV shows and whatnot with live or semi-live performances by beat bands the world over.

Like to think I've got a cutting edge collection with some clips/shows even more advanced archivists of similar nuggets don't have yet.

It can't all be Dead?





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Poster: sydthecat Date: Dec 16, 2006 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Oooops!

James Brown Live at the Appollo

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Dec 16, 2006 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Jeez! I had this all locked up then lost the e-mail!

Here we go again.

The Who -- MLG Toronto 1976
Neil Young and Crazy Horse MLG Toronto 1978
Tom Waits Massey Hall 1986
The Band CNE Toronto 1976
Talking Heads Toronto 1983
The Who Rainbow Theatre UK 1981
Rolling Stones MLG 1975
Sun Ra Diamond Club Toronto 1987
Brian Wilson Massey Hall 2004
Joni Mitchell Civic Auditorium San Francisco 1979

Albums: (non-bootleg)

Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out Rolling Stones
The Who Live at Leeds
Live at the Village Vanguard (box set) John Coltrane
Live at the Bluenote (box) Keith Jarrett
Live '58 Miles Davis
The Last Waltz
Slade Alive
Genesis Live
Before the Flood Bob Dylan and The Band
Time Fades Away - Neil Young

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Poster: waynecs Date: Dec 16, 2006 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Live albums:
The Who-Live at Leeds
Otis Redding-Live in Europe
Johnny Winter And-Live
Bob Marley and the Wailers-Live!
Jimi Hendrix-Band of Gypsies
Jimi Hendrix Experience-Live at Winterland
The Band-Rock of Ages
Bob Dylan-Rolling Thunder Revue
Bob Dylan-'Royal Albert Hall'
Jefferson Airplane-Bless it's Pointed Little Head
too many shows to remember let alone choose.

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Poster: bocajoes Date: Dec 17, 2006 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

In no particular order...
1) Floyd 6/2/94 Vet Stadium
2) Springsteen 9/24/99 Spectrum
3) CSNY2K MSG 4/2000
4) The Who...hmmm...too many to choose from...
5) Pearl Jam MSG 9/11/98
6) Phish Big Cypruss
7) Page/Plant Meadowlands 1998 (as close to Led Zeppelin as I will ever get)
8) Genesis Vet Stadium 1992 (love all Genesis eras, but this was the one and only time that I saw them. They made a seat in the 700 level at the Vet seem like front row - GREAT sound!) To have seen them in 74...
9) Springsteen (again) Meadowlands 7/19/99 (a few weeks after my dad passed away; he made me forget all about it for about three hours...isn't that what music is supposed to do?)
10) Jupiter Coyote Wetlands 3/2000 - a great unknown band from Bevard, NC just tore the place down that night!

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Dec 16, 2006 4:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Bill Monroe-Outdoor Bluegrass Festival
Sun RA-various gigs N.Y.C
The Kinks-many shows pre 84
Hot Tuna-Anytime!
Black Sabbath-OZZY & DIO
The Volunteers-Right Track Inn
Gil Scott Heron-multiple times
RUSH-2112 era/YES-in the round
Robert Plant-MSG first solo U.S.show
Roger Waters-Radio City Music Hall

BLIND FAITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Black Sabbath-The first six with OZZY
Allman Brothers-Brothers & Sisters
Public Enemy-Greatest Misses/Fear of a...
A LOVE SUPREME!
Marty Robbins-Greatest Hits
PINK FLOYD-ANIMALS
Jimmy Buffet-Greatest Hits
Dixie Chicks-First two
Johnny CASH-anything with BOY NAMED SUE

This is an excellent idea for a post!

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Poster: doodle Date: Dec 16, 2006 5:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

An excellent post ( and completely impossible to answer the same way twice!)
Let's see, albums:

Allmans at Fillmore
Hendrix- Band of Gypsys
Van Morrison- Too Late to Stop Now
Todd Rundgren- Back to the Bars
Band- Last Waltz
Hot Tuna- Hot Tuna (first one)
Jackson Browne- Running on Empty (yes, it's live)
Bruce Cockburn- Circles in Stream or Live (trio)
Crosby/Nash- Another Stoney Evening
Bill Evans Trio- Sunday at the Village Vanguard

Concerts??:

1)U2- Dr. Pepper at the Pier in NYC around 1983 (right when "War" came out). General admission, bleacher seats, tons of energy
2) John Pizzarelli- Van Dyck, Schenectady, NY. Top playing, great tunes
3) David Bromberg- a "bluegrass" fest in Monticello, NY around 1982. At a "country club" (by upstate standards!) with The Band, McQuin, Clarke & Hillman, etc. Greatest 'Diamond 'Lil' ever!
4) Bruce Cockburn - Buffalo at the Tralf- '88 ? Full band-awesome.
5) Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli and two other guitarists. They had worked on the 'Sweet and Lowdown' movie and the four of them were doing those tunes. Such a civilized night of of wonderful music
6) Altan- Parting Glass, Saratoga, NY. Enchanting stuff
7) Big Time Sarah- Empire Plaza Bluesfest, Albany, NY 2005. Great Chicago blues. Woman growls, band is tight. She hugged my 1 and a half year old son and signed a cd for him. He was terrified!!
8). Jimmy Buffet- Jones Beach, NY. '88? Just plain old fun. Before the rules and security got tto tight and the place went dry (despite alcohol sponsorship!)

On another day I'd give different answers. Too many to think of, but here's a smattering of varying styles. Also to Chris Freedom; I fondly remember those Volunteers shows at the RTI. Tuesdays over the summers with real cheap beer. Woo Hoo

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 16, 2006 5:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

(Non-Dead live shows attended...no particular order)

BOB DYLAN-Avalon on Landsdowne St., Boston, 1997 (The Time out of Mind tour)

ELVIS COSTELLO-The Paradise, Boston, 1994

THE BAD PLUS-FlynnSpace, Burlington, VT, 2004

RADIATORS-too many to mention, various shows, multiple locations, New Orleans, 1984-1988.

BILLY BRAGG-Lone Star Cafe, NYC, 1990

SUN RA-Bitter End, NYC, 1990

FRANK ZAPPA, Tulane Univ., New Orleans, 1984

RICKIE LEE JONES-Berklee Performance Ctr., Boston, 2002

McCOY TYNER TRIO-Regatta Bar, Boston, 1999

DR.JOHN, New Orleans Jazz Fest, various performances, 1984-1988

ALBUMS: (again, no particular order)

TRINITY SESSIONS-Cowboy Junkies
A LOVE SUPREME-John Coltrane
KIND OF BLUE-Miles Davis
STRAIGHT, NO CHASER-Thelonius Monk
LIVE IN PARIS, 1961-Bud Powell
YOU ARE WHAT YOU IS-Frank Zappa
TRUST-Elvis Costello
DESIRE-Bob Dylan
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI-Led Zeppelin
SWORDFISHTROMBONE-Tom Waits

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Dec 16, 2006 7:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

McCoy Tyner--how could I leave him off the list??????????

What a giant! His left hand can do more than most pianists' right hand.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Dec 16, 2006 7:25am
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McCoy came in at my number 11- saw him last year in NYC with Stanley Clarke and Billy Cobham- speechless afterward

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Dec 16, 2006 10:50am
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I saw McCoy a lot in the 70s---whenever, wherever I could. He played at the Smiling Dog in Cleveland in 1975. The Thursday audience was maybe thirty people, so I had a chance to talk with him in between sets. Didn't really know what to say! Dumb questions, but he was very, very nice.

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Poster: Street Pig Date: Dec 16, 2006 8:02am
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Led Zep MSG 1973 Page with bandage hand still blows all of us away with that bow!
Lynyrd Skynyrd & The Outlaws 1977? prior to the fatal crash an altimate Rock and Roll experience
Marshall Tucker Band Convention Hall NJ on the Boardwalk(1973-1976) (They use to smoke N.J those days)
Boz Scaggs Schaffer Music Festival NYC 1976Peak of his popularity good dancing on the chairs with My Sister!1976

Earl Scruggs Review Same venue as above Mastery delivery of traditional bluegrass 1975
David Bromberg Solo An ugly man who can master any string instrument 1983
Stanley Clarke with Return to Forever >Longet fingers that moved with percison and grace 1977
Willi7 Nelson and New Riders Giant Stadium a great day for lot & tunes!(See my review of Dead Show (9.2.1978)1978
Kansas Debut Tour 1978? Blew away the sagging MTB at the time

Albums:Van Morrison Astral Weeks
ABB Filmore East & Eat A Peach
Yes Songs
Howlin meets the Wolf!
Miles Davis Kind Of Blue,Bitches Brew
Stanley Clark School Days
Bob Marley Rastamna Vibration
MMW Shackman
Paul Butterfield Blues Band East/West
Neil Young Decade




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Poster: Edsel Date: Dec 16, 2006 6:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Doors -- Winterland '67 (one of those "perfect nights")
Jefferson Airplane -- K.C. Ks '68 (Jack starts the show with a 15 minute solo, the crowd begins to glow, and it only gets better)
Allman Bros. -- K.C. Mo. '68 (the real deal)
Jimi Hendrix -- K.C. Mo. '68 (Wow !)
Rotary Connection -- small town '69ish (exceptional performance, in fact, classic)
Savoy Brown -- K.C. Mo. '72ish (Sweet beyond belief !)
Hot Tuna -- K.C. Mo. '72ish (Papa John goes off)
Frank Zappa -- Seattle '74ish (audience full of teenagers expecting Yellow Snow, what they got was something else, I imagine many awoke during the next few nights sweating profusely, and crying for mommie)
Frank Marino -- K.C. Mo. mid '80's (this guy can really play)
Molly Hatchet -- small town '95ish (only 50 people show up, turns into party, the band wails for 3 hours, and doesn't miss a lick)

10 already ? hardly a dent in the magic vanishing memory machine.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 16, 2006 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Top Ten Concerts (random order):
1. Queensryche, Phoenix, 1991, Operation Mindcrime tour.
2. Paco De Lucia, Madrid, 1983
3. Pat Metheny Group, Lehigh U., 1986
4. Gary Burton w/ Pat Metheny, Cambridge, MA, 1989
5. Aerosmith, Phoenix, 2006
6. Boston Symphony Orchestra, any of numerous occaisions over the years
7. Miles Davis, Lehigh U., 1986
8. Van Halen, Providence RI, 1984
9. Melissa Etheridge solo acoustic, Mesa AZ, 1992
10. Andrea Boccelli, Phoenix, 2005

Top 10 Live Albums (random order):
1. Genesis: Three Sides Live
2. Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live at Carnegie Hall
3. Pat Metheny Trio: Live
4. Pat Metheny Group: Travels
5. Widesprad Panic: New Years 2003
6. Santana: Moonflower
7. Queensryche: Operation Livecrime
8. John Mayer Trio: Try!
9. Allman Bros.: Live at Fillmore East
10. Charlie Parker: The Complete Benedetti Recordings

Oh, what the hell, I'll admit it: I've always had a soft spot for "Frampton Comes Alive".


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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Dec 16, 2006 6:55am
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Albums (no order)

Live- Bob Marley & The Wailers
The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads- Talking Heads
Bless It's Pointed Little Head- Jefferson Airplane
Live at Leeds- The Who
Rock of Ages- The Band
It's Too Late To Stop Now- Van Morrison
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out- The Rolling Stones
Stand In the Fire- Warren Zevon
Fillmore East- Allman Brothers
How the West Was Won- Led Zeppelin

Concerts

I don't know about "best"- so many have been so good in different ways I can't really put together a fair list, but I will list one that was easily the most suprising and one of my best overall good times ever, as well as easily the best bang for the buck, and that was a double-bill of the Old 97s and Cake on Mayo Island (in the James River) in Richmond in 1999. There weren't more than a few thousand people there, tickets were dirt cheap (less than $20, I think), and it was an absolutely stellar show that brought all types down to the island for a summer evening of great music.

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Dec 16, 2006 5:45am
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A head scratcher. Interesting that you liked the AEC--the only group I like as much as if not more than the Dead. I'd travel great distances just to see Roscoe Mitchell fart in a bathtub.***

Concerts:

Art Ensemble of Chicago, March 1976, Five Spot, NYC.
Art Ensemble of Chicago--oh, jeeze, I could list twenty concerts of theirs that would be in my top ten! No, thirty!***

Sun Ra, 1974 Smiling Dog Cleveland, Ohio. Or 1976, Empty Foxhole, Philly, or 1977, 1978, 1979 etc New York.

Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore East, May 1968, and 1969, and . . . .

Big Brother,Fillmore East 1968

Allman Brothers, Fillmore East, Feb 13 and 14 1970

George Harrison, et al. Concert for Bangledesh, second show.


Bob Dylan, Philharmonic Hall, 10-31-64 (first "real" concert I saw).

Weather Report, 1972, Smiling Dog, Cleveland. And 1973.

Sam Rivers, 1975, Studio Rivbea, NYC, and then the next 50 events I saw at Rivbea--the Wildlowers series, etc.

The Band, Academy of Music, Jan 1, 1973.

Pearl Jam, Atlanta, Ga. 1994

Oops, that's 11

Well, those are some of the candidates. . . . .


Records (cds)

Art Ensemble of Chicago: People in Sorrow. Also, Reese and the Smooth Ones, A Message to Our Folks, Nice Guys, Live in Japan, etc.******



John Coltrane: Africa Brass, or A Love Supreme

Hendrix, Electric Ladyland.

Big Brother, Cheap Thrills.

Miles Davis, Jack Johnson ("Right Off"!)

Pearl Jam, Ten (the new one ain't no slouch)

Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks--do I have to pick?

The Band, The Band

The Beatles, Revolver

The Rolling Stones, Let it Bleed or Exiles on Main Street


If you never listened to the Art Ensemble of Chicago, you have missed a genuine musical treat. 5 very intense and brilliant musicians who played it all--free, bop, swing, etc., with equal amounts of love and whimsy. Amazing in concert.




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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 16, 2006 6:33am
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Jealous does not even begin to describe how I feel about you seeing Hendrix live in '69 (or at any time) and The Allmans at the Fillmore in 1970.

Good heavens, man--do you realize that's the musical equivalent of walking on the moon??????

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Poster: mcglone Date: Dec 16, 2006 7:28pm
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OD,

im with grendel - wow!

i would love to read your review of that first 'real' concert.

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Dec 16, 2006 9:26am
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Make you feel worse:

That was my first concert--that is, full length live performance. I also saw--in 1966--at the Brooklyn Fox theater, a line up featuring the Who, Cream, the Yardbirds, and a host of other groups of the time. I really don't remember this one. It was a "revue" type show where 6 or 7 groups came on and played maybe four tunes including their hits.


As to first actual musical event, and this is a memory stretch: I had an older cousin, Karen (I think around ten years older than I was), who was a folkie from waaaay back. She used to take me to a far off land call Greenwhich Village where all these very strange musicians hung out on 4th street. I was too young to understand what was going on in the coffee shops (I was maybe 12-13), but I do know that she was hyped up on a guy named Jessie Collin Young, another named Paul Simon, and this scraggly guy with a weird voice named Bob Dylan. These were afternoon Hootenanny type events. I remember all the bohemian types (before hippies) sipping coffee and nodding along to the music. Each performer might play 4-5 songs and then yield the small stage to the next guy (or woman).


I went to Woodstock with Karen's older. brother Neal and his then wife. Neal was a hoot. I'd go to his apartment in Queens on a Saturday night. The ritual never deviated. He would get out his baggie of weed. strain enough for two joints, use a rolling machine, and then put on the first Santana l.p. We'd fire up j #1 and listen to both sides. Then came the high point. For j #2, he'd put on LIVE/DEAD, getting up to switch from sides 1 and 2 to side 3 (only).

So, the three of us headed up to Yasgur's farm on Saturday. The traffic was beyond insane. We pulled off the road and parked about three miles from the event. As we walked along the road, we saw dozens of mudsoaked, unhappy looking people leaving the event. "You can't hear the music. You can't see the stage. No food or water." We turned around and went home. Bad choice? I think not. If you weren't in the middle of the sea of faces, then you weren't going to catch any music. It was hot, muggy, and miserable. Note that when Hendrix finally played, most of the crowd had left!!!

We caught the movie and read the book instead.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Dec 16, 2006 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Do what the doctor ordered- listen to the Art Ensemble- talk about improvising and free form avante garde jazz-

I do see a very jazz/prog leaning in our answering audience, as well as a large subset of folks who loved the greatest of the 70 rock bands- which I state in the best way possible

Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4mTdOn5DzQ&mode=related&search=

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Dec 17, 2006 7:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Very cool link! These from the official DVDS?

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Dec 17, 2006 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Not sure OD- just searched for it- there is some really cool stuff at that site- I was watching live coltrane yesterday and Miles D from 1961

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Poster: mcglone Date: Dec 16, 2006 3:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time


the cure -10 20 85 international centre, toronto

kid creole and the coconuts - summer of '87 ontario place forum

public enemy - early fall '89. the twist kitchener, ontario. 1989 a number, another summer!

nusrat fayeh ali khan - 1 23 93 university of washington

ron sexsmith - summer of '97. railway club, vancouver bc.

ben harper - 7 21 97 victoria curling club, bc.

tragically hip - unannounced concert summer of '97. railway club, vancouver bc.

d'bi young - 6 3 04 rivoli. toronto international dub poetry festival

roger turner with michael keith - 7 15 04 staircase cafe/theatre. hamilton, ont

daniel lanois - early sept. '04. westdale village west-italia street festival. hamilton, ont. (prodigal son son returns to his roots)

ian




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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Dec 18, 2006 4:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time

Live shows:

Jimi Hendrix 1970 early show Berkeley Community Theater

James Taylor/Carol King 1971 Cow Palace

Hot Tuna & Allman Bros 1971 FW

George Harrison 1974 Cow Palace with Ravi Shankar

Blondie, The Nuns 1977 Old Waldorf

Love 1978 Old Waldorf (with Brian Maclean)

The Jam, Roxy Music 1979 Oakland

Gang of Four/Buzzcocks 1979 Temple Beautiful

Undertones 1981 The Stone

Morlocks, Chesterfield Kings 1986 Mab On Broadway


Live Albums:

BB King - Live at the Regal (1964)

Sam Cooke - Live At The Harlem Square Club (1963)

The Jam at the BBC

Roxy Music - Live (2003)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World (1961) 2-CD set, remastered sound.

Wishbone Ash - Live Dates

Electric Prunes - Stockholm '67

Jefferson Airplane - Live at the Fillmore East
(May 3, 1968-May 4, 1968)

Big Brother & the Holding Company (Janis Joplin) - Live at Winterland 1968
(April 12, 13, 1968)

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Maiden of the Cancer Moon (1983, Psycho)
A double album of live material from 1968

Jimi Hendrix - Band Of Gypsys - Live At The Fillmore East

Lou Reed - Rock N Roll Animal

Joni Mitchell - Shadows and Light



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